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49 Million Americans in Poverty, Census Calculates (November 7, 2011)

PBS NewsHour
"The Census Bureau released a new unofficial count of poverty in America on Monday, showing about 16 percent of the population live at or below the poverty line. Ray Suarez discusses the new numbers with The Brookings Institution's Ron Haskins and the Institute for Women's Policy Research's Heidi Hartmann.

HEIDI HARTMANN: ...compared to the old days, we're really subjecting working families who are low-income to a lot more stress and anxiety about exactly how all of these packages are going to fit together, the job, the benefits, getting the kids to school, the day care."

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